Hostel in Mount Cook Village, New Zealand

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Get to know Mount Cook Village (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Mount Cook Village. To help you make friends with Mount Cook Village before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

There is general consensus that Mount Cook village in bad weather -- unfortunately the weather tends to be bad quite often there -- would be the perfect setting for an episode of "X-Files" or the like. All the buildings are in a monochrome, darkish grey-brown colour and beehive appearance and cling to the foot of a mountain range (no, not Mount Cook) like some weird kind of parasite. Sunshine and summer bring out colorful parasols and brighten everything up a bit, but not enough to make many like this place. The best thing about it probably is that it is so very small that it's not hard to take one's eye off it and marvel at the surrounding mountainscapes. Mountains are what it's all about here, anyways. You can leave your Mount Cook hostel to trek through mountains, walk along mountains, climb mountains, paddle in mountain lakes, ride around mountains, fly above mountains, and ski in mountains. Don't like mountains? Bad choice -- Mount Cook village has hardly anything to offer, not even a general store. It's just accommodation next to accommodation, a Sir Edmund Hillary centre, and an info point. Oh, and the most expensive gas station in New Zealand. Not even the tour operator would set up a tent here, instead letting the Mount Cook hostels/hotels do the bookings.

There are a handful of Mount Cook hostels to choose from, and if park regulations don't change in the near future, this isn't going to change due to building restrictions. A few of the hostels are right in the village and offer meals all day long, which is a good thing as there are no shopping options. They also come with the regular hostel amenities such as expensive internet, self-catering kitchen, and common areas.

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FAQ about Mount Cook Village Hostels

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Your Packing List for Mount Cook Village

Your Packing List for Mount Cook Village

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You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

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Mount Cook Village Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Mount Cook Village, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Lake Pukaki
7.9 Average rating of all hostels

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